In the delegate mathematics, things do not look well for Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Hillary Clinton of New York. This shows that Clinton’s chance of clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination from Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. While there are still six contests left which most of them are advantageous to Clinton, many strategists say that the delegate math is still brutal.
But, it would be a different story if the contests of Florida and Michigan had counted. Clinton had claimed victory in both states. However, both states were stripped of their delegates for violating DNC rules by holding their primaries too early. Currently, DNC Chair Howard Dean said that there should be a compromise reached at the end of May.
Dean explained that it is not the voters fault for this fiasco. He had blamed the politicians for letting the fiasco happened. However, he had emphasized that the rules are the rules and they cannot be changed, let alone changed at the end to change the outcome.
So far, Clinton’s campaign has tried to get those victories in Florida and Michigan to count. While there were some Obama ads in Florida, Obama did not campaign in that state. Obama removed himself from the ballot in Michigan.
While giving a late night speech in Indiana, Clinton said it would be weird to have a nominee chosen by 48 states. However, Dean said that the other 48 states must be respected because they have played by the rules.
Ultimately, there is a high chance that it will be up to the undecided superdelegates to decide. The Clinton and Obama campaigns have already argued their cases to the superdelegates. So far, many superdelegates seem to be siding with Obama Despite Obama’s loss in Pennsylvania, he has gained more superdelegates than the ones throwing their support to Clinton.
Clinton’s campaign has said that the remaining superdelegates shouldn’t immediately head to Obama’s side.
Obama’s campaign said that the superdelegates should look at the delegate math.
Many that work within the Clinton campaign are concerned about their chances of even getting the Democratic nomination let alone winning the presidency in the general elections this coming November.
On another note, despite some of Clinton’s major victories, her campaign has went through several internal earthquakes.